The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes


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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten new stories--including one of his own--about beloved heroes that sprang from the imaginations of some of the best middle grade authors working today.

A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology.

All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You''ll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Tristan Strong, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan''s short story to find out!

Ten bestselling and award-winning middle grade authors contributed to this collection: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan, who also served as the editor.

The cultures represented by these own-voices stories are: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

There''s something for everyone in this collection of fast-paced and funny adventure stories that show what it takes to be a hero in any time, setting, and universe.

Read more about the heroes in these best-selling books:

Rick Riordan Presents: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Rick Riordan Presents: The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
Rick Riordan Presents: Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Rick Riordan Presents: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Rick Riordan Presents: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Rick Riordan Presents: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Rick Riordan Presents: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Rick Riordan Presents: City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
Rick Riordan Presents: The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

Title:The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes
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  • Cat Carstairs

    Publisher: Rick Riordan-Me: Say no more ...

  • Anita

    Just so you know, I'm an unabashed fan of all things Rick Riordan and Rick Riordan (RR) Presents. As a tutor who searches for books that appeal to kids who aren't crazy about reading, I turn to these ...

  • Jennifer

    If you have enjoyed any of the titles from Disney's Rick Riordan Presents imprint, you will enjoy this book. It's a collection of short stories featuring the beloved characters readers have come to kn...

  • Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from Disney Publishing Worldwide - Rick Riordan Presents in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.This bo...

  • Sidhant

    We can expect a masterpiece ✨ as so much diversity and fun is on its way...

  • Amanda

    This is a perfect book to give for the holidays for young people who like Percy Jackson, and are looking to branch (or be nudged) into the literal wider world of the Rick Riordan presents imprint. Her...

  • Sharanya

    My favorites were the ones by Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Graci Kim, and of course Rick Riordan. Is he going to write more Celtic mythology?!...

  • Brenda

    When I first saw the blog tour and cover of Cursed Carnival, I was instantly intrigued. I think I imagined that each author would be writing a story centralized around the theme of a Carnival, or some...

  • Kelly Lyn

    All of the stories do contain spoilers of books published under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint except Rick Riordan's story. ...

  • Ross

    So this book was not good. I didn't know it was a compilation of all the RR Presents author. I thought this was like a new series by RR, I have only read a couple of these authors, and the ones I didn...